Very Long Hair!

This lovely bride contacted me some time ago for me to do her wedding hair and makeup on her wedding day.  She married at The Lawn in Rochford.  She did not warn me before she came about the length of her hair.  I have only just managed to get professional images of her on her wedding day.  As you can imagine I was quite surprised to see the length of her hair but I am always up for a challenge and was very excited about styling her hair.  She wanted her hair to look much shorter but still keep it half up with lots of curls.  Her hair trial took 3 hours alone with her mother sitting on the floor helping to keep the hair from matting.  On the wedding day her hair and makeup took almost 4 hours.  

Wedding Hair and Makeup in Essex

I am still very much in the throws of the Wedding Season as so many brides love to get married in the Autumn.  September and October months are very busy and brides are opting for wonderfully Carved Pumpkins as an alternative to lanterns.   I am showing you a few pictures of my brides I have worked with this year, some as recent as two days ago.  In some of the photos I will show you a before and after.  Some brides have hair extensions incorporated and I have tried to show what a difference they can make to your hair.  I hope you like the hair and makeup styles.  Please contact me if you are considering getting married later this year or in 2018 or 2019 as I am already taking bookings.  It's probably a good time to start thinking about preparing your skin and hair for your wedding day.  Consider having regular trims to keep your hair in shape, and maybe start to grow your hair longer, especially if you would like to wear your hair down and are not so keen on wearing hair extensions.   You can start looking after your skin by drinking plenty of water daily and also having regular prescriptive facials.   Also if you are planning on having tanned skin on your wedding day, maybe start trying out a few until you find a tanning company you are completely happy with and can trust.  For now, here are some of my brides:abimat361Natasha_Matthew_Gaynes_Park_039DSC_069015439825_10154735188857225_4009874774541004010_nIMG_5926IMG_5925IMG_3452IMG_6110DSC_0432IMG_5888IMG_6038IMG_5898 image2 Lucy & Joe 074  

Wedding Hair in Essex, Braxted Park

Another busy week of weddings.  I absolutely love Braxted Park and had the most wonderful day with Victoria and her bridal party on her wedding day.  Photography by Neil Bailey - DSC_0690                                          

Wedding Hair in Essex – Essex Venues

Well Summer is well and truly under way with all my beautiful brides and bridesmaids having wonderful romantic hairstyles and choosing the most perfect wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses.  I have been working at so many different venues this month.  Gosfield Hall, Maidens Barn, Blake Hall in Ongar, Channels Lodge, Leez Priory and Mulberry House.  Here is one of my brides.  This wonderful lady is wearing a wig and she was very self conscious about this but she had absolutely nothing to worry about.  She looked amazing.  I took a 'before' and 'after' photos.  I look forward to sharing some more beautiful styles with you very soon.  Gail x IMG_3444IMG_3457IMG_3452                                                                                                                    

Weddings in 2017 – Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas

After all the excitement of winning Wedding Hairstylist of the Year in November and my very busy few months with weddings, I have not had the opportunity to update you with all my latest brides etc.  I have met some wonderful brides, here are just a few of the hairstyles I have been creating.  I am now already becoming booked up for 2018 so please contact me to see if I have your date still available.   Gail x That Amazing Place wedding venue Harlow Essex | wedding photographer - Scott Miller photography aspecialplait   DSC_0016 IMG_2594                   DSC_0448 IMG_2155                                         IMG_0976 IMG_1191                                         IMG_1242 IMG_2746                                     IMG_2194 IMG_2795                                   DSC_0099 IMG_2490                                                                                                      

Wedding Hairstylist of the Year 2016 !!

    ewa16-winner-logo-cmyk                 I am so very proud to announce I have won this years Wedding Hairstylist of the Year award.  I am completely overwhelmed as I was amongst 9 of the most talented finalists in this category.  Its going to take me a while to come back down to earth but in the meantime I am going to continue enjoying styling all my lovely brides and ladies who have booked me for their special day.  xxx    

Oliver Twist – Backstage

Hi everyone.....I am currently working backstage on a production of Oliver Twist the Musical which involves many long hours from the afternoon to late into the evening.  Please accept my apologies if I am taking a little longer than usual to respond to emails as I only get the chance to do so first thing each morning.  I promise to respond to every enquiry at my earliest opportunity so I thank you in advance for your patience.  The production ends at the weekend so it will be back to business as usual from Monday.  Many thanks.  Gail x

Wedding Hair of the Year Finalist – The Wedding Industry Awards and The Essex Wedding Awards

Wow!!!   I have just been advised that I have become a Wedding Hairstylist of the Year Finalist with The Wedding Industry Awards and also with The Essex Wedding Awards!!  What can I say?  Awards are taking place later in the month but just becoming a Finalist is enough to keep a big smile on my face. wedding-hair-by-gail-gardner-regional-finalist-east-of-england     14731124_10154464731780575_3525672193672336180_n                                  

Essex Young Farmers Wedding – Great Lodge, Anne of Cleves Barn, Braintree

I had the greatest pleasure of styling wonderful bride Bryony and her bridal party for her wedding at Great Lodge, Braintree.  Such a perfect day!  Such a welcoming family with a very down to earth wedding but with amazing attention to detail!  So much work went into this wedding and it was all brought together by the most amazing wedding planner, Mary Briscoe, who is phenomenal.  Just take a look at these wonderful photos, the wedding looks so much fun.  Anyone who is a little nervous about their wedding day, do not think twice about contacting Mary, who has been a wedding co-ordinator for many many years - and she will make everything run smoothly and come up with some amazing ideas too.  Flowers by, who created Bryonys lovely flowered wreath for her hair.  So much went on at this wedding.  The bride arrived by Tractor, the guests sat on Hay Bales for the ceremony, everyone played Croquet followed by Rounders!  They even had a visit from a few Alpacas! At the wedding breakfast, one person from each table was assigned to carving the meat for their table.  This wonderful wedding was finished off with a a fabulous Barn Dance!  Here are Bryonys fabulous wedding photos taken by the fantastic   f0c18c_396da215bf694bc5b92b3ab33dd5f1fcmv2_d_3336_2458_s_4_2f0c18c_8130e927fb4e4f68b799f59b5c079030mv2_d_4272_2848_s_4_2f0c18c_60d1fcdcd99b471488da334d88ad7d28mv2_d_4057_2848_s_4_2f0c18c_c8d46913dca84bafa876f296af5363e1mv2_d_2865_2801_s_4_2f0c18c_980b4b3544ac4a588b30b4186a20890emv2_d_3220_2430_s_4_2 f0c18c_050bf4a65e3d4120a48073170e34e8ebmv2_d_4272_2848_s_4_2 f0c18c_d8d6d60b4845475bb647a31c4955e310mv2f0c18c_c675c028286c4e83bbe098cbe3747e01mv2_d_2833_3683_s_4_2unnamedf0c18c_bbdff25ba27b487fba82a0515e02389emv2_d_3223_4015_s_4_2unnamed-6                                            

Wedding Hair & Makeup Autumn

Just some hot of the press news.....I have just been informed that I have become a Finalist for the Wedding Hairstylist of the Year!  Such wonderful news to receive!  The big final event is in November but just being short listed is such a wonderful feeling. I've had such a diverse Summer!  I've met so many wonderful and interesting people.  Not only brides to be and people celebrating milestone birthdays but ordinary people in my normal walks of life.  Big changes have happened this year.  My daughter started University in Canterbury and my Son received a Jack Petchey Award, so I'm having a good year! I have met some amazing brides who have been taking their vows and starting married life with their loved ones.   I have also enjoyed creating different sophisticated hairstyles for every occasion and all very bespoke to your personal taste and long may it continue.   My 2017 diary is already becoming quite full, especially for August so please do secure your date soon as I am already having to turn so many people away. Next month, I am working backstage on a production of Oliver Twist.  I cannot wait to paint makeup onto 40 young faces each night along with changing wigs and putting eyeliner on Fagin and Bill Sykes etc.  Such a wonderful show which is on at The Civic Theatre, in Chelmsford from Tuesday 8th November to Saturday 12th. For now, here are some of the wonderful brides I have styled over the past few days and weeks.  Keep visiting this page to see all my Autumn brides that I am working with throughout October and November.
Wedding Hair in Essex

Lauren Jones - Hair Trial


Hollie Hatherell - Just Married

Wedding Hair Essex

Photo Shoot - Annabels in Mayfair

Wedding Hair in Chelmsford, Essex

Caroline Bennett - Just Married

Bridesmaid Hair in Essex

Bridesmaid - October 2016

Brides Hair in Essex

Chantelle - Just Married

Wedding Hairstyles in Chelmsford, Essex

Bride Hair Trial - October 2016

Bridal Hair, Essex

Sarah - Hair Trial October 2016

Bridesmaid - September 2016

Essex Wedding Hair

Bride Cindy - October 2016

Photo Shoot Hairstylist

Annabel Launch - Mayfair 2016

Photo Shoot Hairstylist

Annabel Launch - Mayfair 2016

Wedding Hair in Essex

Caroline Bennett - Gaynes Park Barnes

Wedding Photography

Sue Campbell-Barr - Braxted Park August

Wedding Hairstylist Essex

Sue Campbell Barr - Braxted Park 2016


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